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IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor Training

Course overview: 

The IATF 16949 Internal Auditor Training is a participative course is made up of a number of modules supported by group exercises and open discussion. The practical emphasis of this course and high tutor to delegate ratio provides a great opportunity for individual guidance, support and learning.

Who should attend:  

This course is designed for auditors supporting an organisations internal audit programme and others who have a working knowledge of quality systems within the automotive sector and/or any previous auditing experience.

This course will help auditors develop relevant skills in judgement, decision making, audit planning, audit non-conformity writing and subsequent close out related to the new IATF 16949:2016.Internal auditing and familiarity with ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949:2009 would be beneficial but not a necessity.

What is included

Delegates will receive a copy of the IATF 16949:2016 – Technical Specification


Delegates will receive an IATF16949:2016 Internal (1st party) Auditor Training certificate of attendance underwritten by the UK IATF Oversight Office.

Benefits and Learning Objectives: 

  • Delegates will learn the skills required to become competent in structuring, planning and undertaking internal system audits against IATF 16949.
  • Delegates will understand the high level structure of the new standard and its application across other management system standards (Annex SL).
  • Delegates will understand how risk management is incorporated into the standard and how this risk based approach should be applied to auditing.

Topics covered:  

  • Annex SL
  • 7 Management principles 
  • Risk based thinking 
  • Structure of ISO9001/IATF16949
  • Review of IATF16949 
  • Audit theory 
  • Auditor competence 
  • Process Approach 
  • Auditing Customer Specific Requirements (CSR)
  • Internal audit process

Introduction to IF

We have been delivering significant and measurable performance improvements for leading global manufacturers for more than 25 years and believe there is no one size fits all approach to driving competitiveness across the industry. Toyota, Rolls Royce and Electrolux are among the brands who have tapped into our expertise to ensure they remain on top in their own fiercely competitive markets.

Why choose SMMT QMD:

In order to strengthen the services we provide to the UK's automotive quality management specialists and further underpin the competitiveness of UK manufacturers, SMMT Industry Forum has created SMMT QMD, its new Quality Management Division.

SMMT QMD was launched at the inaugural Automotive Quality Management Systems Conference in Birmingham in November 2018 and aims to ensure that the UK automotive industry plays an active role in the development and governance of national and international automotive standards. 

SMMT QMD will provide a community of practice to directly support UK quality professionals, ensuring standards are effectively implemented and improving competitive performance. As such, SMMT QMD will now provide the following services. 

  • An industry association for quality managers
  • Training, professional development and resources
  • Publications
  • Practical help and support

Course booking details: 

We limit the number of delegates on our virtually delivered, instructor led courses to ensure the same level of learning and contact with the expert trainer that you expect from our face to face courses.

Leading Expertise
We don’t employ “trainers”, rather a team of experienced industry experts who are able to apply their knowledge to your business

Proven Capability
We have been helping organisations like yours for over 25 years to deliver and maintain sustainable improvement

Attainable Results
We know what’s possible and how to help you achieve it by utilising our tried and tested techniques for long term success

Robust Execution
We believe that training should be through a ‘learn by doing’ approach with coaching and mentoring wherever possible

Date & Time Venue Cost Availability Take Action
20 Sep 2022 - 21 Sep 2022
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Virtual (UK time) £899 Yes Book
04 Oct 2022 - 05 Oct 2022
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
SMMT Industry Forum £899 Yes Book
02 Nov 2022 - 03 Nov 2022
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Virtual (UK time) £899 Yes Book
30 Nov 2022 - 01 Dec 2022
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
SMMT Industry Forum £899 Yes Book
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